The world-famous Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2018 will take place at Ashton Court from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th next year.
It’s a momentous day for the event as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Once again hundreds of hot air balloons will take off at dawn and in the afternoons for the delight of thousands of spectators.
The event will also feature the ever-popular nightglows. Twice during the Fiesta weekend a collection of tethered balloons fire their burners to music, creating a unique spectacle. These are followed by a stunning firework display.
There are also the special shapes, weird and wonderful creations that will have everyone in their flight path reaching for their cameraphones. In previous years lions, penguins, dragons and even Minions have graced the Fiesta and the skies over Bristol.
Keep an eye out for car parking, which must be booked in advance, and other details at the Balloon Fiesta website.
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